Ju-on 2 (Ju-on: The Grudge 2) (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ju-on 2 (Ju-on: The Grudge 2) (2003)



Critic Consensus: The film grows more repetitive as it goes on, and as a result, the scares lessen.

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Pregnant Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash. While Kyoko loses her baby in the crash, she is later informed that she has a three-and-a-half-month-old fetus in her womb.


Noriko Sakai
as Kyoko Harase
Chiharu Niiyama
as Tomoka Miura
Kei Horie
as Noritaka
Yui Ichikawa
as Chiharu
Takako Fuji
as Kayako Saeki
Yukizumi Ito
as Obstetrician
Mio Kagawa
as Nurse B
Hidetoshi Kageyama
as Kazumasa Ishikura
Sakura Kamata
as Little Kayako B
Yuu Kamata
as Little Kayako A
Hidekazu Mashima
as Assistant Director
Kaoru Mizuki
as Aki Harase
Yasuhi Nakamura
as Soma a Soundman
Chika Nojima
as Nurse A
Yuya Ozeki
as Toshio
Ayumu Saito
as Masashi Ishikura
Hiroko Toda
as Actress
Kenji Yamagami
as Watanabe a Cameraman
Shinobu Yuuki
as Kaoru Ishikura
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Critic Reviews for Ju-on 2 (Ju-on: The Grudge 2)

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (24)

The truly frightening thought is how long this franchise, like the curse itself, can continue to be reborn.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

If you are new to horror that places atmosphere and psychological intensity over gore, Ju-On is a good place to start.

November 5, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's creepy, all right. It's just that how it goes about creeping you out is sometimes just plain cheesy.

October 15, 2004 | Full Review…

It's much harder on you than mere fright: It's... creepy.

October 15, 2004 | Full Review…

Shimizu is obviously impatient with dull exposition and wants us to get straight to the good scary stuff.

October 8, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4

Ju-on has the ability to shoot chills up, down and, well, sideways across a viewer's spine.

September 23, 2004 | Rating: B-

Audience Reviews for Ju-on 2 (Ju-on: The Grudge 2)


Confusingly told and bringing two of (what were) very creepy horror entities out into the light repeatidly, really takes the creepiness out of them. I found their presence in this film almost a little comical.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer


Now, here's the film that I'm mad at. Came to my profile ratings mysteriously and had to watch it. 'Ju-On: The Grudge 2' is what I've learned the fourth film in the series. Watched the first one, wasn't amazed and skipped right to this one. This film continues the story of the "curse" that was initialized in the original. In this one, a reality TV show host wants to make a feature of the house because he has become interested of the whole thingy. It doesn't come as a surprise that death is waiting for them all... This installment to the series is just as scary as the first one. Like I said, I skipped the middle ones and went directy to see this. Felt uncomfortable but not that much as in the original because the "curse" was familiar to me. Nevertheless, scared the shit out of me at times but I still prefer different horror movies, like 'The Others' or 'White Chicks'...

Jani H
Jani H

Super Reviewer

If you count the first two direct-to-video movies, this would be the 4th movie in the Takashi Shimizu's Japanese Ju-On series. The Ju-on Curse spreads and takes more lives in this followup sequel to the smash success Ju-On. Like Elm Street 5, this has the theme of motherhood, with the Ju-On ghosts attempting to enter the real world through a woman's baby. The plot also concerns a film crew shooting a documentary about the Ju-On curse on location. Let me tell you, everybody on the crew of that thing don't have a chance as the curse finds them and gets them in some weird and scary ways! The ghost boy Toshio is back with his freaky black cat. Kayoko, the long-haired ghost mother makes several freaky appearances. I don't think the evil daddy appears in this one. The stories are once again told episodically in a shuffled order. There's one great story with a Japanese schoolgirl who is stuck in a freaky time/space loop where she's inside and outside the cursed house in rapid succession. I was freaked with the apartment scene when the residents wonder what is causing a banging sound each night at the same time from the neighbour's wall. The ending is shocking, but no great surprise after witnessing all the freaky things which have just occurred. I liked the first theatrical Ju-On movie a bit more, because it had tighter pacing and more centered on the haunted house. The thing I don't understand with these Ju-On movies is why do the ghosts of the mother and boy want to cause harm to innocent people? They were innocent victims once themselves, and should show some understanding. They were killed by surprise, so shouldn't show much rage. They should go after who killed them instead.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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